Caroline Glover founded Annette in the fall of 2016. She named the restaurant for her feisty and brilliant great aunt Netsie, a novelist and short story writer who lived in small town Texas. Netsie didn't teach Caroline to cook, though her tamales and martinis were exemplary. Instead, she taught Caroline to have an opinion. That confidence in her own good taste has carried Caroline through 11 years in the restaurant industry.
Before launching Annette, Caroline spent two years at the acclaimed Denver restaurant Acorn, rising to become a sous chef under executive chef Amos Watts and owner Steve Redzikowski. During her tenure, in 2015, Acorn was named best restaurant in Denver by 5280 Magazine.
Caroline is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After school, she worked for two years at The Spotted Pig in New York City, a pioneering gastropub run by famed British chef April Bloomfield. She became a sous chef under Bloomfield and executive chef Nate Smith (now a Brooklyn restauranteur in his own right) before leaving to work on farms in Pennsylvania, Vermont and Colorado.
Caroline united her passions for farming and cooking in 2011, when she spent a season working at a locavore bed and breakfast in Paonia, Colorado then founded her own farm-to-table supper club while working on a farm in Carbondale. She moved to Denver in 2014, got a dog named Olive later that same year, and married her husband Nelson, a writer, in 2016.
Annette is Caroline's first restaurant.